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International Standardisation Organisations

The preparation and publication of technical standards in the electrotechnical and electronic fields is performed at international level by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and European by CENELEC (Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique), and for the European telecommunications sector by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).

The technical standardisation activities are carried out, at international level, following the indications deriving from the WTO (World Trade Organization) Agreement about the elaboration of normative documents on the basis of “consensus” and, at European level, according to the requirements of the EU Directives, in particular those stemming from the New Approach procedure.

International Organisations Map
* ITU: Intergovernative body whose recommendations are taken into consideration by Governments for regulatory purposes.


CEI is the Italian member of the above-mentioned international and European standardisation organisations, having the task of representing the national positions in the different stages of the preparation of the normative documents, which, in a high percentage are ratified as CEI standards (Norme CEI). This fact implies the direct and active participation of CEI in the different technical and governance bodies of these organisations through the involvement of its national experts.

Participating in the activity of the CEI Technical Bodies also allows you to contribute to the preparation of the IEC, CENELEC, ETSI normative documents from the earliest stages of their development, with the possibility therefore of affecting the contents and protecting national interests.